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A defibrillator used to treat cardiac arrest.

School Officials Save Life Of Boy, 7, Whose Heart Stopped

By all accounts, Jackson Bartke seemed to be a normal, healthy, 7-year-old second-grader. But his heart stopped during gym class on Nov. 19. He collapsed.

12/27/2013

Jim Page, a detective in Bull Valley, Ill., talks about how he saved the life of a small boy. (CBS)

Detective Revives 14-Month-Old Boy Who Stopped Breathing

A far northwest suburban police detective was in the right place at the right time and brought the child back when he stopped breathing.

09/27/2013

Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill. (CBS)

Security Guard Dies After Collapsing During High School Brawl

A 54-year-old security guard at Thornwood High School died Thursday after attempting to help break up a fight between two students.

09/26/2013

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Wauconda Teen Honored For Using CPR To Save Man’s Life

A Wauconda High School student paid attention to her cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training in Girl Scouts and a pair of high school classes. Wednesday, she was honored by McHenry County for saving a man’s life.

09/11/2013

Nick Theilgaard (left) collapsed while dining at an Orland Park restaurant, and nurse Sarah Kane (right) and her fiancee performed CPR to save him. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Nurse Saves Teen Who Collapsed At Suburban Restaurant

A pediatric cardiac nurse practitioner and her podiatrist fiancée were in the right place at the right time while out for dinner on Sunday, and a 16-year old boy is still alive due to her quick thinking.

07/10/2013

Spirit Airlines

2 Investigators: Questions Surround Man’s Death On Airplane

A Chicago man onboard a spirit airlines flight from Las Vegas to Chicago this past Monday died and 2 investigator Pam Zekman has learned there are questions about emergency training for staff and medical equipment on board that plane.

04/10/2013

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Gym Members Save Heart Patient

A heart patient is alive today, thanks to strangers who knew and performed CPR.

01/22/2013

Paramedics stop the game to try and revive a man of an apparent heart attack during MLB action at the Rogers Centre August 16, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Fan Dies At White Sox-Blue Jays Game

The game between the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays was delayed for 4 minutes in the seventh inning while a fan received CPR and was taken away on a stretcher.

08/16/2012

Chicago Police Officer Edward Pakula discusses performing CPR to save the life of a 21-month-old boy, after the boy's parents flagged Pakula down along the Chicago Skyway on July 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop: Saving Toddler’s Life ‘Overwhelming’

The police officer who saved a toddler’s life yesterday is telling his story.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

Dawn Bausone-Gazda (right), a nurse at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, performed CPR on Gerald "Jack" Boekeloo last November, saving his life after he suffered a heart attack outside a White Castle restaurant. (Credit: CBS)

Man Meets Nurse Who Saved His Life After Heart Attack

An Oak Lawn man who survived a massive heart attack has finally met the nurse who performed life-saving CPR while on her lunch hour last fall.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Dog Prints

New Guidelines Released For CPR On Pets

While dogs and cats do not suffer heart attacks the way people do, researchers have come up with a set of recommendations on how to revive loved pets if their heart stops.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Assistant softball coach Rich Keller suffered a near-fatal heart attack, but was revived at a Schaumburg field. (CBS)

Softball Coach Suffers Heart Attack, Is Revived At Field

Assistant softball coach Rich Keller had just collected third base when he was struck down by a heart attack. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports on what happened next.

04/26/2012

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Infant Revived After 911 Dispatcher Talks Father Through CPR

An Elmwood Park 911 dispatcher talked a desperate father through CPR after his 3-week-old daughter stopped breathing, and paramedics were later able to resuscitate the girl on the way to the hospital.

10/14/2011

An iPhone app used in California alerts CPR trainees of cardiac arrests in progress. (San Ramon Calif. Fire Dept.)

Chicago Could Be Next Market For CPR iPhone App

A new iPhone app may save your life someday. CBS2’s Mike Parker reports how the new technology, which is already working in California, may be headed for Chicago.

09/02/2011

Ron Raidy

Doctors In July 4th Parade Save Heart Attack Victim

His lifeless body fell to the ground during a Fourth of July parade. Doctors say he was dead, but on Tuesday the Bartlett resident was breathing and talking about what happened.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Bystander Saves Life Of Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest During Bike The Drive

A 72-year-old bicyclist was revived by paramedics and a bystander who happened to be a doctor after he collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during the Bike the Drive Sunday morning.

05/29/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Cop Performs CPR, Saves Toddler’s Life

A Chicago Police officer is being hailed as a hero, for helping save the life of a toddler who couldn’t breathe Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

11/05/2010

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Naperville Cop, Man Save Toddler From Pool

A veteran Naperville police officer and an unidentified man are being credited with saving the life of a 4-year-old boy.

10/14/2010